Ready to learn the basics of Japanese? We'll teach you the first two writing systems, Hiragana and Katakana. We'll also introduce some simple vocabulary and your very first sentence grammar!
ラ, リ, ル, レ, ロ! Say that five times fast. Don't forget to practice your pronunciation of these katakana!Read Lesson
Practice the katakana ラ to ロ and the new vocabulary.
A quiz for the katakana ラ to ロ.
ヨ! Many katakana words use ヤ, ユ, and ヨ in yōon combinations.Read Lesson
Familiarize yourself with ヤ, ユ, and よ and dive into this long practice session.
Big quiz! It's review time.
In this lesson we see how to form yōon with the katakana シ, ジ, and チ.Read Lesson
Finish these yōon off and keep moving!
After that last quiz, this should be a walk in the park!
Don't say goodbye to katakana! You will have to use all of the katakana that you have learned in the future as you continue learning Japanese.Read Lesson
Finish strong with these last few katakana.
This is it! Finish it!